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Editor’s Sneak Peak Black Friday Preview

Prepare to be amazed, because we’re about to give you a preview of our Black Friday sale. It’s the biggest sale we’ve ever had and just in time for the holidays – so now owning your very own airbrush system at home is easier — and cheaper! — than you ever thought possible!

Here’s just a sneak peak of the airbrush makeup sales we’ve got going on – it’s the perfect time to stock up on airbrush essentials for yourself — you know – treat yo’self! — and everyone on your holiday list. The below is just a sampling of the amazing sales we will be having, so be sure to click the “sales” tab to see all the goodies!

There’s something about boxes and packages that our Luminess Beauties love, so we’ve decided to create a ton of options this holiday season, perfect for everyone. Here are just a few of the airbrush makeup packages we’ve got going on sale:

The Mystery Box, which includes Translucent Powder, Lipsticks, Haute Polish Oil, Minus 10 – 5ml, Gel Eye Shadow, Stylus Cap Cover, Stylus Tails, Makeup Remover Wipes and Tip Top, which is perfect for the gal who has pretty much everything.

Naughty & Nude, which includes Naughty & Nude Palette, Nude Lipstick, Incognito, Naughty Lipstick and Blood Moon, which is perfect for the subdued makeup lover in your life.

Shimmer Glimmer Collection, which includes 0.25oz Metallic Gold, 0.25oz Metallic Bronzer, 0.25oz Metallic Silver, 0.25oz Metallic Pearlizer, to keep you shimmering all the way through the holiday season and into the New Year.

Got You Covered Collection, which includes everyone’s favorite Liquid Concealer, 0.25oz X-Out, and 0.25oz Eraser to help finish up your airbrush essentials collection.

Love Thyself Collection, which includes 0.55oz Love, 0.55oz Porcelain, and 0.55oz Moisturizer, which is the best way to really treat yo’self this holiday season. You can buy one for your bestie, but we promise you’ll want your own!

Filter Me Pretty Collection, which includes 0.55oz Love, 0.55oz Contour, and 0.55 oz Highlighter. Buy this collection and you can pretty much delete all the filters on Instagram because now you can create your own. Just be sure to include your #NoFilterNeeded humble brag in the post, because you’ve earned it.

Travel in Style Collection, which includes a slew of products perfect for travel near or far. The collection includes a Travel Bag, Go Battery, 0.25oz Metallic Gold, 0.25oz Metallic Bronzer, Makeup Remover Wipes, 0.25oz Primer, 0.25oz Soft Rose Blush. This collection is so on point; you’re going to want to book a trip somewhere after you buy the collection just to put it to good use!

 

9 Luminess Products I Am Grateful For

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and being thankful, I wanted to share 9 Luminess products I am most grateful for. (Side note: I am extremely thankful for my friends and my family, but this is about beauty and makeup, so back to my list of favorite airbrush products.)

  1. The new Epic 2 Airbrush System. There are no words to explain just how much I love my airbrush machine that I use at home every day. I feel like I’ve become an expert thanks to the step-by-step, built-in tutorials — the only airbrush machine that has this feature — and it’s so lightweight and versatile that it’s easy to travel with.
  1. Mystic Airbrush Foundation. This is another favorite on my list because during summer and winter months I don’t have to splurge on all new shades as my skin gets tan or loses some color, I can simply color match with two different shades I keep on hand at all times. It goes on smooth and is incredibly lightweight. It also has concealer and corrector built in, so it’s the only product I need for a perfect complexion. Since my skin looks flawless, I can easily say “I woke up like this.”
  1. ColorFX. One of the newest products I’ve recently become obsessed with, this new line helps me channel my inner diva and allows me to experiment with different looks — on my body and my hair! This spray-on hair and body color will take your trends to a whole new level, or your local comic-con.
  1. Eraser. If you have red or blotchy skin like me, this is an airbrush essential you can’t live without. It helps even out your skin tone, neutralizes redness and goes on easy and lightweight.
  1. Lip Gloss. I like a pretty natural color on my lips — I let my personality do the standing-out part — so I love the natural shades of these lip glosses that are perfect every day and keep me feeling at the top of my game.
  1. AirSupremacy Body Coverage. I have a lot of scars from my days playing sports and 99 percent of the time they don’t bother me, but sometimes they do. That’s why I love this body coverage spray to help cover my skin’s imperfections. It’s also a boss at covering up tattoos and is long lasting with no transfer.
  1. Eye Shadow Palette. I’m pretty sure everyone in my life can attest to the fact that I’m indecisive in many things, so having 88 — yes, 88! — eye shadows to choose from in one adorable palette truly makes life more beautiful.
  1. Makeup Remover Wipes. I am close to being the laziest human on the planet; that’s why these simple makeup remover wipes are on my favorites list. I know the importance of removing your makeup every night, and these are perfect for the nights — there’s a lot of them! — I don’t feel like fully washing my face. These remove up to 4x more makeup than washing my face, anyway.
  1. Translucent Powder. There’s something about doing your makeup and finishing it off with a finishing powder that makes the look complete. It’s ideal for touchups, so I always keep it in my bag, just in case!

How to Look Flawless When Meeting the Parents for the First Time

The day has finally arrived and you are meeting your significant other’s parents and family for the first time. Boy do we remember those jitters. It’s such an exciting time, but also such a nerve-racking time. Good think you look flawless and radiant.

Here are just a few reasons airbrush makeup is the perfect at-home look for meeting the parents:

Airbrush foundation is long-lasting, sweat-proof and waterproof. So when it feels like his parents have been grilling you for hours upon hours, your makeup won’t give you away. Your makeup won’t run or start to fade away after just the first course – you’ll be set to carry on conversation long into the evening. That could be a good thing or a bad thing.

Natural-looking and flawless skin. Airbrush makeup goes on as a fine mist of makeup that gently lays on your face – not in the fine lines and wrinkles. The makeup looks natural and flawless and doesn’t look caked on and heavy like a traditional foundation. And we can pretty much vouch for every mom to ever walk the planet – they don’t give a thumb’s up for a girl that wears too much makeup.

Woman looks flawless when meeting boyfriend's parents

It’s quick and easy. It never fails – anytime you need to be on time somewhere, something will inevitably happen and you’ll run late. Whether it’s an important meeting or a business dinner or meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time – being punctual is a must. That’s why using airbrush makeup at home is key here – it’s so quick and easy to apply a full face of natural-looking makeup that you’ll have extra time in case you notice a wardrobe malfunction leaving the house.

It’s dermatologist tested and recommended. Once you’ve made it through that first meeting of the parents, the coast is clear. Or is it? Using airbrush foundation won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts like traditional makeup. Plus, since you don’t use dirty sponges or makeup brushes, your skin will remain in tip-top shape. No one wants to break out after managing to make it through one of the toughest nights of your life, right?!

Those are just a few of our favorite reasons to use airbrush makeup — especially airbrush foundation, which is key to flawless coverage — before important events like meeting your significant other’s parents.

A few other things to remember include: minding your manners, not talking with your mouth full, listening — you should listen at least 60 percent of the time and talk maybe 40 percent — always saying positive and uplifting things and staying true to yourself. Applying those few tips along with flawless airbrush coverage will have his mom and dad singing your praises for a long time – we promise!

Airbrush Foundation is Perfect for Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out — or GNO as some call it — is a tradition unlike any other. It’s a chance to get together with your gal pals and forget about — or maybe obsess over — work and all those boy problems that are keeping you up at night.

It’s a chance to laugh, flaunt a new outfit, try out a new local restaurant or bar and of course – perfect your airbrush makeup look at home and make all your friends jealous.

And because using a Luminess Legend Airbrush System at home is so quick and easy, you can invite your girlfriends over to get ready together and make it part of the fun.

With the starter kit, you’ll be able to color match for each and every skin tone of each of your friends and you’ll all have flawless-looking skin in no time – so no need to fight over a filter later when taking pictures. You won’t need it!

Women talk and laugh during Girls Night Out

Choose the airbrush foundation that’s perfect for you and in just a matter of minutes — before you’ve even finished that first glass of pinot — you’ll have radiant and perfect-looking skin, ready to lead your girl’s night all the way. And the best part is that airbrush foundation is long-lasting and will likely outlast you and your girls throughout the night, since it lasts up to 18 hours!

The full coverage of airbrush foundation is lightweight and won’t look caked on and heavy like traditional makeups. So instead of going back and forth to the bathroom to touch up your makeup every fifteen minutes, you’ll have more time to chit chat about your ongoing drama or bust a move on the dance floor – which we believe is what girl’s night is all about!

Everyone does GNO a little different – what’s your favorite thing to do with your girlfriends?

We Don’t Want to Brag, but our Mascara is The Best

If the eyes are in fact the window to the soul, then it’s imperative your eye makeup, including eye shadow, brows and yes, even your eyelashes are on point.

Our Infinity Wear Mascara is the top of the line and one of our best-selling products by new and repeat customers alike.

The key to great mascara – not only the product but the application – are buildable results. Most professional makeup artists will attest to the fact that you need you apply mascara multiple times, but some mascaras don’t make it easy to add extra applications as they get stuck or are too clumpy. The Luminess mascara is created with buildable results in mind. This mascara is both lengthening as well as curling, providing depth and dimension to your eyes.

Woman uses Luminess Air Mascara to Lengthen and Lift Eyelashes

Our mascara is long-lasting — up to 18 hours, which is the best on the market — and water-resistant, so it can make it through the day looking flawless, no matter what the day throws your way.

Just like all of our beauty products and cosmetics, our mascara is never tested on animals and is dermatologist tested and recommended, so it’s safe for your skin.

Now that you know which mascara you need to be using for glam looks, read our blog post on tips for applying mascara and other important things like when to toss it and more.

So what are you waiting for? Stock up for yourself and yes – these make excellent stocking stuffers for the upcoming holidays!

Our mascara is currently on sale for $7.99 and it won’t last long!

How to Get in Touch with Luminess Air

It’s easier than ever to get in touch with Luminess regarding any of our products. For starters, you can contact us via our Contact page on our website, and we are incredibly active and responsive on all our social media channels, especially Facebook.

Beyond all of that, we can answer all of your questions and provide tips for using your airbrush products to their fullest potential. We have a skilled customer service team – both online and over the phone – that can help you with anything from exchanges and returns to tips on cleaning out your stylus and more.

Our website even has a “Live Chat” feature where you can type directly, instant messenger style, to a dedicated customer service rep to help answer all of your questions, without having to leave your desk or wait on hold.

Woman calls Luminess Air customer service

Some people tend to panic when buying a product online, and we understand the potential problems. With most products you buy from chain stores, it’s easy to get assistance by simply going to the store or returning the product with ease, but working with and purchasing our airbrush products is just as easy. We promise.

We put the same effort in making our airbrush cosmetics easy to use and easy to understand, as we do into our customer service. We love satisfied Luminess Beauties, that’s why getting in touch with us and answering your questions is at the top of our priority list.

Introducing ColorFX – Experimenting With Your Look Just Got a Whole Lot Edgier

Are you sad Halloween only comes once a year? (And that it’s already come and gone?) We are so with you!

Personally, we think the world should be filled with more fun and themed holidays where we can express our creativity and practice new looks and trends – even if that includes a scary mummy costume or a cosplay-themed look.

We love experimenting with makeup colors and trends (even the frightening costume kind) and hair color trends that aren’t permanent; that’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of ColorFX, helping you transform your look, faster and easier than anything else on the market. Not to mention it’s pretty fun, too.

Luminess Air’s new ColorFX line offers vibrant, lasting, breathable colors that apply easily to skin or hair, without damaging it.

Using the airbrush technology of Luminess Air, ColorFX is water-based, oil-free and hyper-pigmented (that’s just fancy speak for bold colors that last long – up to 18 hours long!).

The first launch of ColorFX will include six classic shades, including, Envy, Void, Midnight, Rising Sun, Templar, and Winter; and six metallic shades, including Luxe, Galaxy, Sepia, Sapphire, Euphoric, and Electric. One of the best things about the ColorFX line is that it’s non-transferable, which means it won’t make a big mess (think red hair and a white shirt).

Who should use ColorFX:

  • Anyone with extreme creativity who loves to experiment with new looks
  • Anyone who loves change without the commitment of adding major color to their hair
  • Anyone going to a costume party or other unique events
  • Do you have gameday spirit and want to show your team colors all over?
  • The same goes for school spirit!

The extreme benefits of ColorFX:

  • Non-transferable
  • Highly pigmented
  • Multiple uses on body, hair and face
  • Water- and sweat-resistant
  • Water-based cosmetics
  • Silicon-, talc-, paraben-, fragrance- and oil-free
  • Noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic
  • Dries quickly

Be one of the first to try ColorFX and be sure to tag us in your photos and creations with #ColorFXLooks. Let us know which colors are your favorites or what we should add.

 

5 Tricks to Taking a Great Photo

We love Instagram filters just as much as the next gal, but sometimes we recommend posting a photo sans filter. And while we agree certain filters can make you look tanner or slimmer (yay!), there are some other tricks, outside of apps, that will help you take great photos too.

Here are 5 of our favorite tricks to taking better photos:

  1. Change it up. Maybe you already know “your good side” or maybe it just depends on the day or the angle, but it never hurts to have options. Don’t stand in the exact same position (think head, smile, hand position, etc.) in every photo. Once you learn your angles, you’ll be wishing you had signed up for America’s Next Top Model.
  2. SMILE. No one on this planet likes being told to smile more, but there is some truth to that. (And guys, if you’re reading this, do not tell us to smile more.) You want to look like you’re having fun and loving life (even if you’re faking it), and it’s much easier to do that with a smile on your face.Beautiful Woman Taking Selfie Simple
  3. Airbrush it. There is a very valid reason many brides get their makeup airbrushed on their big day and models get their makeup airbrushed for fashion shows and photo-shoots and it’s because airbrush makeup just looks 10 times better in photos. Try Luminess Airbrush Makeup Systems for your everyday routine – not just a fancy photo-shoot – and see the difference it makes in your photos.
  4. Get your lighting right. Let’s face it – lighting can make or break a picture, and you’re not always guaranteed to have natural light to help with your photos. If you’ve asked someone to take your photo, don’t be afraid to check it and see if you need to switch to the other side (so the sun isn’t behind you). Shooting at sunset is ideal.
  5. Be comfortable. Whether it’s a professional photoshoot or just snapping a selfie with your bestie, being comfortable is key. Whatever you’re feeling at the moment will likely show up in the photo. Are you laughing hysterically? Yeah – that’ll probably be evident in the picture. Are you angry and grumpy? Yes, again. Make sure you’re comfortable (that goes just as much for attitude as it does what you’re wearing) while you’re taking your photo so you don’t look like Awkward Annie.

Those are our top tricks and tips for taking the best photos. What are yours? Leave us a comment in the section below and let’s talk!

4 Foods for a Killer Complexion

All of the skincare creams and serums and washes and exfoliants in the world can’t beat the complexion that a healthy diet can give you. But, if you’re not entirely ready to trash your chips and chocolate, start small by incorporating these yummy foods into your diet.

Sunflower Seeds
Keep your skin pimple-free and prevent wrinkles by adding sunflower seeds to your yogurt, salad or basically anything that you want! Sunflower seeds are filled with vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals while boosting your immune system.

Carrots
Once you find out what carrots can do for your skin, you won’t want to stop eating them! We all know carrots are good for your eyes and also clearing out breakouts, but they’re also good for your skin. Carrots contain carotenoids which help give your skin more of a yellow tone, resulting in not only a healthier complexion, but also a natural glow!

Luminess Air mangoOrange Fruits
With orange fruits like mangoes, peaches and apricots you get so many benefits. Not only are they super delicious and good for your health, but they’re also good for your skin! Orange fruits are filled with beta-carotene, a compound your body uses to make vitamin A. Eating a lot of these orange fruits helps to fight acne and psoriasis.

Green Tea
Green tea has a multitude of benefits for your whole body, including your skin! Green tea is very high in antioxidants, especially one named EGCG, which is proved to reduce redness and keep a healthier complexion.

 

The New Blogger Beauty Obsession

Self-proclaimed “beauty product junkie” and blogger Camille Styles readily admits that she’s tried every beauty product under the sun … except for airbrush. “I’d occasionally hear friends mention they’d had it done for a special occasion, but assumed the at-home versions were hard to use or too clunky to fit in a drawer,” she shared on camillestyles.com.

She invited her photographer friend Kristen to come over and help her figure out the Luminess Legend. “Surprise: there was really nothing to figure out. You plug in the palm-sized device, put a few drops of foundation into the stylus, press an ‘on’ button then gently pull back on the throttle while a fine, barely perceptible mist kisses your face.”

CamilleStyles Airbrush Makeup 02

“The mist was so subtle that I almost thought nothing was happening, but when I opened my eyes, surprise again! My skin looked flawless. I’d worried that I needed to cover up my hair and clothes so the foundation didn’t spray onto them, but somehow, magically, there wasn’t a trace.”

Camille especially loves the primer, which she uses just about every day, and how hygienic the system is. Because you apply your makeup using air and a stylus, you don’t have to worry about bacteria and infections from dirty hands or brushes. “I actually use it daily — I can apply it faster than ‘normal’ foundation, plus I do think that not using a sponge or my fingers to apply has helped keep away the occasional acne I used to get. You can apply a really light spray so that the effect is super natural, or do a few layers to make it a more full coverage ‘special occasion’ look.”

CamilleStyles Airbrush Makeup 04

“Final verdict? I’m obsessed. Not only because of the naturally flawless finish the Airbrush provides, but also because of how quickly I can apply foundation now — literally, 30 seconds flat.”